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Friday, September 9

LEFTOVER CUTIES AT SCRIPPS The Leftover Cuties play a free 6:30 p.m. show at Scripps College tonight as part of the school’s ongoing Levitt on the Lawn concert series. Buzzbands called the Cuties “Jazz-pop that’s sweet as pie, but strong as whiskey.” The Los Angeles-based quartet is beloved for its retro-infused tunes backed by upright bass, horns and the occasional accordion. Attendees are invited to picnic on the lawn with local food truck fare and end-of-summertime treats before partaking in the shaking on the dance floor. The event is free but reservations are required. For reservations call (909) 607-8508 or click through scrippscollege.edu/ events/calendar to the event.

BALLROOM BLUES DANCE The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company hosts fun and free night of blues dancing (no experience necessary) tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight at Edmunds Ballroom on the Pomona College campus. The event is open to the public. The schedule is as follows: 8 to 9 p.m., blues dancing lesson; 9 to 10 p.m., social dancing; 10 to 10:30 p.m., performances by the CCBDC tour team, underground blues, swing and more; 10:30 p.m. to midnight, social dancing. 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. More information is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 621-8611.

MINGLE, MUNCH Senior social group Mingle & Munch celebrates its one-year anniversary this evening with “A Night on Broadway” featuring Joanne Lapointe and Dave Hood performing songs from The King & I, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and more. The event at the Garner House is $10 and runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It is open to persons 50 and over. Call (909) 399-5488 for reservations or more information.

FRIDAY VILLAGE MUSIC LINEUP Tonight’s Friday Nights Live music series features the High Strung Band at the public plaza near Laemmle; Los Whateveros at the Chamber; Random Spark at city hall and Charged Particles at Shelton Park. All Friday Nights Live performances are free and run from 6 to 9 p.m.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB SOIREE The Democratic Club of Claremont holds its monthly lunch meeting at noon today at Darvish Restaurant. Professor Amanda Hollis-Brusky will discuss “Why the 2016 Election is About the Supreme Court.” Ms. Hollis-Brusky teaches American politics and constitutional law at Pomona College. Ms. Hollis-Brusky’s book on the Supreme Court, Ideas with Consequences: the Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution was published in 2015. The book was recently awarded the American Political Science Association’s C. Herman Pritchett Prize for the best book on law and courts written by a political scientist the previous year. The cost is $17, which includes a buffet lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. Lunch is at noon; the talk is at 1 p.m. More information is at claremontdems.org or via email at m36ring@earthlink.net.

 

Saturday, September 10

MEXICAN ARTIST’S SHOW OPENS Mexico City-based artist Cannon Bernáldez brings together selections from three series of works in her first mid-career survey today, with an opening reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Pitzer College’s Nichols Gallery in the Broad Center. Much of Ms. Bernáldez’s recent work reflects the climate of violence that has taken over Mexico, where she was born and works. The show is free and open to the public. 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. More information is at pitweb.pitzer.edu/galleries/cannon-bernaldez or (909) 607-3143.

FALL EXHIBITIONS AT POMONA COLLEGE OPENS The Pomona College Museum of Art hosts a public reception for the exhibit “Rose B. Simpson: Ground” from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The exhibition integrates Simpson’s monumental clay sculptures with Pomona College’s collection of Native American art. The show will be on view through December 17. The opening reception is free and open to the public. 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. More information is at pomona.edu/museum or (909) 621-8283.

SCRIPPS TREASURES SHOW OPENING TONIGHT Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery is the site for tonight’s opening reception for Treasures from the Scripps Collectors’ Circle, 2012 - 2015. The exhibition features vibrant contemporary prints, such as Alison Saar’s Snake Man, alongside 18th c. Japanese paintings. Works by activists and icons such as Barbara Morgan, Tatiana Parcero and Thomas Moran will be displayed side-by-side. All works have been purchased or donated through the Scripps Collectors’ Circle, which is committed to enriching and updating this permanent collection by funding the purchase and conservation of art. Artists include Romare Bearden, Lucienne Bloch, Phil Dike, Steve Heinemann, Susan Hertel, Michael Kenna, Dorothea Lange, Herman Leonard, Samella Lewis, Alison Saar, Richard Shaw, and Millard Sheets. 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. More information is available at rcwg.scrippscollege.edu or (909) 607-3397.

IT’S TIME FOR WINE More than 40 Village businesses will take part today in the 15th annual Claremont Wine Walk from 4 to 8 p.m. Wine and food tastings and live entertainment are all part of the day’s events. Pre-sale tickets are $45, or $20 for designated drivers. Each ticket is $5 more on the day of the event. Tickets are available at claremontwinewalk.com, or in person (cash or check only) at Aromatique, Bert & Rocky’s, Claremont Village Treasures, Heirloom, Packing House Wines, Rio De Ojas, Sonja Stump Photography and vomFass. More information is at claremontwinewalk.com.

COLLEGES WALKING TOUR Claremont Heritage leads a guided walking tour of the Claremont Colleges today from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $8 per person. Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Seaver House, 301 N. College Avenue.

 

Sunday, September 11

CONCERT FOR LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS Two Scripps College music faculty members present a piano and violin concert at 3 p.m. today in honor of and in benefit for victims of the recent flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hao Huang, professor of music and pianist and Rachel Vetter Huang, adjunct professor of music and violinist will perform a suite of Beethoven Sonatas dedicated to the people whose homes and lives have been ravaged by the flooding. The event is free and open to the public. Mr. Huang said he “hoped the performance would help draw attention to their need.” Following a solo performance of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101, Mr. Huang will be joined by Ms. Huang for a performance of Violin and Piano Sonata in G major, Op. 96. People are invited to show support by donating to relief at hands.org/projects/ louisiana-flood-response-2. More information is at scrippscollege.edu/events. Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth Street.

FLEA MARKET, CRAFT SALE TODAY Claremont Heritage’s occasional Flea Market and Crafts Sale happens this morning at Garner House Courtyard in Memorial Park. The event begins at 9 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m. 840 North Indian Hill Blvd.

STILL MORE MUSIC AT THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES! Celliola, the Pomona College faculty ensemble of couple Cynthia Fogg (viola) and Tom Flaherty (cello) welcome soprano Gwendolyn Lytle, pianists Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Nadia Shpachenko (toy pianos), and Aron Kallay, Karl Kohn, Nic Gerpe, Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff (pianos) to this year’s annual concert. The program features the premiere of “Igor to Please” composed by Grammy®-nominated composer/cellist Mr. Flaherty for two toy pianos, two pianos, four-hands and electronics. Also on the program are additional works by Mr. Flaherty and selections by Karl Kohn and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Another free and open to the public event happening this weekend at the Claremont Colleges! Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St. More info is at Pomona.edu/events/celliola-friends-concert or (909) 607-2671.

 

Monday, September 12

HOME TOUR TICKETS ON SALE Claremont Heritage’s 34th Annual Home Tour and its new event, the Fall Festival, are on sale now. The event is Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets include admission to both the Home Tour/Fall Festival and the Sunset Reception, which takes place Friday, October 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. More information is available at claremontheritage.org/hometour.html.

 

Tuesday, September 13

UNIV. CLUB LUNCH TODAY The University Club of Claremont meets over lunch today to discuss “Higher Education in the 21st Century: Why Online Learning Will Go Away and Ubiquitous Learning Is Here to Stay.” The speaker at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon is Dr. Laura Burgis, senior vice president at Claremont Lincoln University. “Higher education is experiencing disruption at unprecedented levels. How will emerging transformational digital delivery systems, such as online learning, change the learning experience for students, faculty, and traditional institutions?” asked Dr. Burgis thorough a press release. Padua Room, Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. A $15 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. More information is at universityclubofclaremont.org.

 

Wednesday, September 14

CONSTITUTIONAL RHETORIC AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS Honnold/Mudd Library is the site today of a Claremont Discourse discussion, “Constitutional Rhetoric and Presidential Elections.” The free, public event is from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.. “Claremont faculty members will discuss how the Constitution is invoked, used or conspicuously ignored in the service of political ends during our national elections,” a press release stated. Speakers include John Pitney (CMC, government); Claudia Strauss (Pitzer, anthropology); Victor Silverman (Pomona, history) and Michael Uhlmann (CGU, politics and policy). The event will be moderated by John Seery (Pomona, politics). The talk is sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library. Refreshments will be provided. Honnold Mudd Library, 800 Dartmouth Ave. More information is at libraries.claremont.edu or (909) 607-3303.

HISTORY, CULTURE PRESERVATIONIST TO SPEAK CyArk Managing Director Elizabeth Lee will discuss the organization’s ongoing work to preserve at-risk sites around the world through cutting-edge technology today at 2 p.m. in the Hampton Room, 1030 Columbia Ave. at Scripps College. The lecture and tea, hosted by the Scripps’ Fine Arts Foundation, is free and open to the public. CyArk is a non-profit with the mission to digitally preserve and freely share data collected from cultural and historical sites around the world for the purposes of research and education. Since its founding in 2003, CyArk has amassed an archive of over 200 sites spanning 43 countries and all seven continents with an eye toward long-term preservation.

WRITER NICHOLSON BAKER TO SPEAK Fiction and non-fiction author Nicholson Baker will speak at 6 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. at Scripps College. According to a press release, “In Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids, [Mr. Baker] turns his eye to public education, detailing his spring as a substitute teacher.” Writer and Pomona College faculty member Jonathan Lethem joins Mr. Baker for a deconstruction of one of our most essential and problematic institutions. Yet again, this event is free and open to the public. There is just so much going on this week in the City of Trees. It’s an embarrassment of riches! More info is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-8508.

FREE SPEECH IN A DANGEROUS WORLD Professor Akeel Bilgrami will speak at 8 p.m. tonight in yet another fascinating, free and open to the public event on the Claremont Colleges. The lecture, “Pluralism, Difference and Freedom,” is part of Pomona College’s Free Speech in a Dangerous World series. Mr. Bilgrami is the Sidney Morgenbesser professor of philosophy at Columbia University, where he is also a professor on the committee on global thought. He is the author of the books Belief and Meaning, Self-Knowledge and Resentment and Secularism, Identity and Enchantment. He has edited the books, Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? and Beyond the Secular West, among other titles. His long term future work is on the relations between agency, value, and practical reason. Free Speech in a Dangerous World is a yearlong series exploring the relationship between free speech on campus and diversity and inclusion across disciplines and contexts. Presenting different viewpoints and global perspectives, the series examines the central goals of liberal education, including fostering difficult dialogues, academic freedom, and promoting diversity and inclusive excellence. Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College, 170 E. Sixth St. More information is available at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-7467.

CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB The Claremont Garden Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss “Unusual Vegetables and Fruits!” with speaker Yvonne Savio, retired head of the Los Angeles County Master Gardener Program and proprietor of garden blog and website, gardeninginla.net. Attendees are invited to bring in any questionable plants. The meeting is free and open to the public. More information is available via email at gardenclub@sustainableclaremont.org or by phone at (909) 621-6381. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 600 Avery Rd.

 

Thursday, September 15

WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT Author Jeff Chang speaks at 6 p.m. tonight in a free lecture at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater. “For Jeff Chang, the need to address racial violence in America is an urgent necessity,” a press release stated. “In We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, the author of the seminal history of hip-hop, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, and Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America, delivers a poignant plea, an invocation for hope, and a thoughtful reflection on how activists and social media have emerged as the greatest catalysts for protest and, ultimately, change.” USC’s Josh Kun, co-editor of Black and Brown Los Angeles, joins Mr. Chang for a conversation. Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. More information is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-8508.

 

Friday, September 16

SCRIPPS’ FRIDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES BEGINS Scripps College kicks off this year’s free Friday Noon Concert Series today with Trio Lykos performing Dvorak, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, “Dumky.” The Trio consists of Scripps faculty member Rachel V. Huang on violin; Pomona College faculty Roger Lebow on cello and Pomona/Scripps faculty member Gayle Blankenburg on piano. This event is free and open to the public. Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. More info is available at (909) 607-3266.

LIVE MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE Friday Nights Live sports a lively lineup this evening: Darby Ryan at Laemmle Plaza; the Harmony Sisters and the Little Big Band at Shelton Park; the guitar heavy jazz of the Marc Weller Trio at the Chamber of the Commerce; and Enigma Flux at city hall. Performances are free and run from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 17

SUDDENLY, THIS SUMMER One of LA’s original new wave bands, Martha Davis and The Motels, will appear in concert tonight at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga. Led by Ms. Davis, the Motels have been recording, touring and performing in various incarnations since 1971. “Only the Lonely,” “Suddenly Last Summer” and “Total Control” are a few of the group’s hits. Tickets are $38-$45 and are available at lewisfamilyplayhouse.com, (909) 477-2752 or (877) 858-8422. Additional information is at themotels.com.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEETING The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area will hold its fall opening meeting at 10 a.m. this morning in the Padua Room of Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Speaking today will be Sam Wu of the Forest Service Technology and Development Center in San Dimas. Mr. Wu will cover the history of the center and its mission to create equipment to assist in fighting wildfires. The League will have information available regarding upcoming voter registration events, candidate forums and pros and cons on the ballot propositions for the November election. Light refreshments will be served. More information is at claremont.ca.lwvnet.org.